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8/1/2014 - August 2014 SLI Newsletter

August 2014

 Dear Friends and Supporters,

Recently, we have been busy working on briefs for the gambling and same sex issues.  Before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals is the Alabama Federal District Court decision that the Poarch Indians are not subject to Alabama’s laws.  They continue to operate unlimited gambling casinos.  For these efforts to siphon off the economic resources of Alabama citizens in a cruel and unjust way must not be permitted.  We filed an amicus brief on behalf of ALCAP.  As you may have the opportunity, thank Attorney General Luther Strange for his efforts.

 Alabama’s constitutional amendment protecting marriage between a man and a woman is under attack.  Three cases are pending in Federal District Courts in Alabama on the issue.  Other district courts around the country have struck down state laws like ours.  Pray for wisdom for those submitting briefs and for the judges in making proper decisions.

 This month’s Educational Update explains an amendment to Alabama’s Parental Consent for Abortion Law that was passed in the last legislative session.  SLI drafted this amendment more than a decade ago, but early efforts to pass it failed.  It has been necessary for all these years.  It is to protect young women from being coerced or cajoled into having abortions.  This change to the law will result in fewer abortions for young women, as well as, protect them from the ravaging psychological consequences of dealing with the thought of having an abortion, or worse, living with its after effects.

 Do you ever wonder why no one has seriously proposed impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama?  The United States Constitution, Article I, Section 2 limits impeachment proceedings to the U.S. House of Representatives.  It is Republican controlled and should seriously consider impeachment.  While the failure to lead the world in response to Putin, Hamas and Boko Haram may be cowardice or nihilistic, these do not violate the U.S. Constitution and laws, but Obama’s other actions do.  He instructs his Justice Department not to enforce laws, such as the Defense of Marriage Act, regulates by executive order, such as regulations affecting the environment and Obamacare, and openly says he will act on issues if Congress refuses.  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has prepared a 33 page report detailing Obama’s abuse.  See www.majorityleader.gov/TheImperialPresidency/.  Obama’s actions in utter disregard for America’s heritage are impeachable offenses, and should be enough for Americans to insist on their Representatives’ scrutinizing his every act and undertaking the Herculean task of redirecting the rivers of constitutional limitation and congressional authority to cleanse King Obama’s Augean stables of its imperial dung.

 America is facing serious problems.  Please continue to pray for her.  Thank you for your support of our efforts.

                                                                                     Yours very truly,


                                                                                    A. Eric Johnston

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